Applicants need to submit four documents:
Check with your indigenous organization’s membership office.
A non-status First Nation person is required to submit a front and back copy of their parent’s Indigenous card and the student’s long form birth certificate or baptismal certificate. Both documents must list the student’s name and the parent’s name showing the link between student and child.
No. Students must submit a letter confirming enrollment from the Registrar’s office or a class schedule stating full-time enrollment, student name and school terms.
Students are required to submit grades to qualify. Contact your last educational institution’s Registrar office to obtain your grades.
Students who were not enrolled in the 2018-2019 academic year will need to provide a copy of their marks from their most recently completed program or course.
Student applications are assessed on financial need, merit and giving back (community involvement).
Students applying to: August 1 deadline will be emailed the last week of September of the jury results; November 1 deadline will be emailed the last week of February of the jury results; February 1 deadline will be emailed the last week of April of the jury results.
This application is for students attending full-time with a minimum 60% course load.
All students are required to have a financial need to be eligible for a bursary. Indspire offers scholarships which are not based on financial need however there are very few scholarships.
Students are eligible once per academic year for an award through Indspire.
Only students studying at a graduate level outside of Canada are eligible for an award.
Students are not eligible if they are enrolled in a fellowship or residency program.
Awards cannot be deferred. Awards allocated by Jury must be directed to the program of study and the academic year specified on the application form.
Decisions of the Jury are final. If you did not receive an award, Indspire will work with you to strengthen your application for the next application deadline.
Most awards are electronically transferred to students personal banking account. Awards $10,000 and under, will be deposited in full. Awards over $10,000 will be deposited in 2 transactions, one in term applied and the 2nd payment in the subsequent term. There are certain awards that must be posted to a student’s academic account. Students will be notified if their award will be transferred to their institution.
Amounts vary. The amount of a bursary varies according to the assessed financial need of applicants, the number of applicants, fields of study, and the availability of funds.
If circumstances change it is important to contact the Education Department as soon as you are aware. The Education staff will advise how the change impacts your application and/or Jury’s decision.